Village of Zapopan, Oblatos and Canyon Tour
This four hour excursion mixes nature and culture. First we'll visit Zapopan, home of the famous Virgin before we move on to explore the impressive Barranca de Oblatos Canyon.
We'll start the tour with a scenic drive through the exclusive residential and commercial area of Zapopan with its many modern buildings and skyscrapers. However, this old colonial-era settlement is most famous for being the home of the Shrine of the Our Lady of Zapopan, the patron saint of Guadalajara. The image itself, which was made by local craftsmen in the 17th Century is housed in the impressive Basilica, also dating from the 17th Century, although it wasn't actually finished until 1892.
Other attractions here include the Museo de Arte de Zapopan, housing many temporary and permanent exhibitions, the colourful beads and embroidery of the Huichiol people are of particular interest. Zapopan also boasts a lively arts scene with many theatres, galleries and cultural events.
Then we'll drive on to the Barranca Oblatos canyon, carved over millions of years by the Rio Grande. This impressive canyon with 600m high towering walls is home to a four different ecosystems and several endemic species of flora and fauna. Here you can swim, explore the many waterfalls or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and the sounds of nature.
This four hour excursion includes hotel pick up and drop off, all transfers and the services of a bilingual guide. Please note that meals and drinks are not included. We suggest you bring comfortable shoes and clothes, swimsuit, sunglasses and a cap, sun block and extra cash.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Region Zapopan and Oblatos Canyon.
City Zapopan and Oblatos Canyon.
Address or meeting point At the hotel lobby or client's direction.
Hours & minutes 4 hours.
Start or opening time Our tour is private and starts according to the client shedule.
End or closing time 19:00 h.
Maximum number There is not maximum.
Minimum number 1.
Is there any parking? Is it on the street, private or public? Public Parking.
How do you get there by car? Antigua higway to saltillo.
Is it possible to get there by public transport? No, our tour is private.
List each means of public transportion and the stop's name None.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes the tour is done with a tour guide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? Spanish, English, French, German, Italian.
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? No.
Which is the guide/guest ratio? 1 Tour guide for 15 people.
Are they trained in first aid? Yes.
Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? No.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? Restaurants only, visa and mastercard. Stores don't accept credit cards.
Are any commercial stops made during the tour? No.
List the shopping venues included We don't do stops.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? It is not necesary.
List items not included and their renting cost at the venue It is not necesary.
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Comfortable clothes and shoes.
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? No.
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes, there are restaurants where you can eat.
What is the category and speciality of the restaurant? Spanish and Mexican.
What is the seating capacity of each restaurant? 120 People.
List the menu (include the cost of an alternative one) Meals are not included.
Is bottled water and/or soft drinks included with the meals? Drinks are not included.
Is coffee or tea included at the end of each meal? Drinks are not included.
List the additional cost for including wine/beer with the meals Drinks are not included.
Can special requests be accommodated? (vegetarian,...) Meals are not included.
Are there smoking / non smoking areas? Yes at the restaurants are smoking areas.
Are toilets available? Yes.
May the client bring his/her own food? Is there a picnic area? Yes.
Is there a snack included? Meals are not included.
If so, where is it served? Meals are not included.
What is the exact content of the snack? Meals are not included.
Can special requests be accommodated? (Vegetarian,...) Meals are not included.
If not included, is there any place to get a snack? Meals are not included.
Are drinks included? Drinks are not included.
Is there any place to get a drink? Yes at the restaurants.
How many drinks per person are allowed? Drinks are not included
What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? Drinks are not included
If an open bar is available, what type of drinks are served? Drinks are not included
List all venues where restrooms are available At the stores and restaurants.
Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? All restaurants.
Is there a charge to use any of them? No.
Are there any restroom-only stops during the tour? Yes, if the client needs it.
What is the fitness level required? Good.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) No.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Yes.
What type of paving does it have? (flat, uneven...) Uneven.
How much walking is required? (km, meters) 1.5 Km.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? There are no restrictions.
Are there any additional costs? List them No.
List the venues where credit/debit cards are NOT accepted Stores.
Which currencies are accepted? Mexican pesos.
Which is the minimum/maximum age to participate? (for all or each one of the activities) There is no minimum age.
Which is the minimum/maximum height to participate? There is no minimum hight.
Which is the minimum/maximum weight to participate? There is no minimum weight.
Is a waiver required for participation? No.